Trim high branches without ever leaving the ground. This Ryobi Electric Pole Chainsaw features an adjustable shaft for an overall length of 9 ft. Designed with convenience in mind, the Ryobi Pole Chainsaw features an instant-starting 6-Amp electric motor and an automatic oiler system. This saw features an in-line motor for precise pruning, and the angled head provides ultimate control. The 8 in. chainsaw blade easily cuts through branches up to 6 in. thick, making it easier to trim even larger areas of growth. All backed by a 3-year warranty, the Ryobi Electric Pole Chainsaw is ready to make quick work of all your hard-to-reach pruning jobs.
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82%of customersrecommend this product137 of 167reviews
I have three 10 years old oak trees that need to be trimmed every two three years, so I purchased this Ryobi electric pole chain saw to do the job and save some money. After the first use, the saw already paid for itself. There are few things that u need to do in order to have a problem free job. number one is don't forget to adjust the chain tension every now and then during use, number two is u need to add bar and chain oil to the reservoir once a while during use, also you need to remove the chain guard plastic cover to remove debris buildup every now and then during use. You need to read the instruction carefully about safety folks, very important.
This is a great little saw for small jobs only. The set up is super easy, and it's a no-brainer to use. The problem started when we tried to use it for more than 15 minutes at a time. The chain would loosen and fall off every 4-5 cuts. I can only assume that the screw to adjust the tension was affected by the vibration of the cutting saw. During the final cut, in our third time using, the sprocket that turns the chain came off, nowhere to be found. I'm currently trying to decide whether to return, replace, or try to get service parts.
First time I have ever owned a pole saw, let alone an electric one. I bought this saw based on the positive reviews and I am not disappointed. I have used it on three occasions so far, trimming high overhanging branches that border our driveway on both sides. I have not had issues like other reviewers have complained about. I have had to adjust the chain once. The saw cuts through 6" limbs with ease. It uses a little bit of chain oil but I expected that. It is light weight and I just keep it extended all the time and store it that way. Even if it dies tomorrow, it has already paid for itself versus hiring a company and paying them $75 an hour.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
Found this electric pole saw tucked away near the gas cans away from the other yard tools. Easy to assemble and use. Cut several 4" and 6" branches off a Tamarind tree. Only negative found was the telescoping tube on my unit wouldn't collapse all the way because of some interference with the electrical cord inside the tube. But enough to fit in the bed of my short bed. The chain did loosen a bit after a few minutes use so check often and adjust. You need to buy chain oil for the saw. Also a 7/16" wrench to chain adjustment.
I tried to rent a gas powered pruner but they didn't have one. I bought this and an electric chainsaw for less than what I was going to pay to rent for the weekend. The first saw I bought lasted about an hour. I was working it harder than I should have. I took it back and was a little more gentle with the second one. I completed the job of cutting back a large oak tree. With some TLC this will cut well. I cut some 8" limbs. If you work it too hard It won't last. Keep the cuts square and keep it oiled and you shouldn't have any problems.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store, Light Weight
Works very well....the only draw-back is the weight when extended fully. I am a physically strong woman, but this pole saw is tough to hold up (when extended) with the saw end being so heavy. But, it got the job done! Very pleased to have something that can reach those high branches and prevent them from getting under singles.
Good little saw for those out of reach branches. This little thing has some guts to it. I used it on the 6 trees I have in my backyard and it got the job done. Can't beat the price. If you like cordless, then this is NOT the item for you. Luckily, my trees are close to a power source and it worked out great. Small bar & chain oil reservoir. I feel it was worth the money and I would recommend it for the do-it-yourselfer.
Good product - easy to assemble and use. The main issue is it is a bit heavy when extended -- but when the motor and chain are at the end of the pole -- what do you expect? The weight helps when cutting (down force) but once you cut through the branch the fall weight can be tough to handle. I work out regularly so not a major issue for me -- but for people without the upper body strength it could be an issue. Also - after the first cut the chain became a bit loose -- easy to adjust and expected as this is common with chain saws --just a heads up. On the positive side - I trimmed an area in an hour that would normally take me several -- and NEVER had to get onto a ladder.
I would have given this pole trimmer 5 stars but the chain needs to be tightened frequently. A little annoying while in the middle of trimming projects. Otherwise it's the perfect home handyperson tool.
I'm not the kinda guy that takes care of my tools. I'm very abusive and use them in the way that everyone says not to. That said, after I screwed up the original chain on this saw, I went to home depot and bought another one. It uses the homelite 8in chain. Once I got the hang of adjusting the chain, this little bad boy was just as relentless as I was. I removed dead and live branches from 12 spruce trees and then used it to cut 3, 8-in trunks. Well as you might have guessed, the chain is rather dull now and needs downward pressure to cut anything but it did everything I wanted too without a hitch. Yes, I did use bar oil that needs to be bought separately except for the trunks when I saw sparks coming from the chain. It was the end of the day and I was too lazy to put some in. It did what it supposed to do and it doesn't owe me a dime. Surprisingly, it's still alive so I'm gonna get another chain and do some cleanup of stubs. Would not hesitate to buy another if I killed this one but it's still going.
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Review 13 for 6-Amp Pole Chainsaw
Ryobi pole saw
PostedJuly 21, 2015
No, I do not recommend this product.
The electric pole saw worked well. The only thing I would have wanted more out of it was a longer extension pole.
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Review 14 for 6-Amp Pole Chainsaw
from Portland, OR, USA
Age Range:65 or over
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Was looking for something that was lightweight and easy to use. The Ryobi was all that I could hope for.
The Ryobi was ready to use right after taking it out of the box and putting OIL in the chain oiler. Was nice having the auto oiler, unlike many of the prunner I looked at that had a manual oiler. I have a driveway that is over 1/3 of a mile long and have prune all the trees on the driveway with no problems. I did this with the Ryobi even with a bad back.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Light Weight
It really cuts well - slicing through good size branches of 4-5" thickness with ease. My only issue is that the head of the tool - the chain saw - is heavier that the handle/trigger end, so it takes effort to keep it balanced. I broke my elbow 2x and had surgery on it 3x - so holding up the heavy end is a challenge. 'Normal' people should have no problem. They just need to be careful when it cuts all the way through the branch, and be prepared so the chain saw end doesn't suddenly fall toward the ground!
It was easy to use out of the box ... little pre-preparation apart from adding chain oil. Has a 9 foot extended reach so it gets to quite high branches to trim and is quite easy to use despite the fact that it is a little unwieldy with the weight of the chain saw itself being at the top end when you lift; but if you are careful you can rest it on the branch you want to cut before starting it up. A neat tool to have if you have a bunch of trees.
Have borrowed a mixed gas unit last couple of years for the 1/2 to 1 hour I need to trim around house and shop . Rebuilt carb first time and last year totally replaced carb and fuel lines due to ethanol gas . Same issue this year even though gas had been drained . So looked around and found this at Home Depot . I am very familiar with saws , I own a Pro Stihl 441 magnum , and do lots of cutting . Although Electric , I was really Impressed with this saw , Everything from 1" to 6" Oak limbs , No Problem . 1) Make Sure Bolt for Chain is Tight before using . 2) if Chain starts to hang down a little , Stop and Tighten . Although the drive is similar to a regular chainsaw , If chain gets to loose , it jumps the bar and may damage the chain . ( I was able to use a grinder and fix the 3 drive links that got hammered ) . 3) IT IS ELECTRIC !!! Let the Weight of the saw cut . With the bar being at an angle , you can basically get the saw up there , rest it on limb , and pull trigger . 4) Use GOOD Extension Cord !!! I Use 12 gauge in either 50' or 100' length . Quickest way to burn up a electric motor is to long a cord and to small of gauge wire size . Example stringing Two ( 2 ) 14 gauge 100' cords together . Bad Idea . To much power loss through cord , thus motor overheats .
All in All , A great Product for that occasional use that I need it for .
Fred H. Jacksonville, OR.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Cuts Well, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
normally I stay away from Ryobi, because they're designed for very light home use. Any thing else I've tried and they fall apart.
this product is wildly different though. It is amazing. great cutting power and durability. cutting chain went dull but after cutting multiple multiple trees. I'd recommend grabbing a better chain and don't forget the oil. I'd highly recommend which is very rare for me.
I purchased this saw to help me take down three large Live Oaks. It more than did the job. My neighbors' all can't believe how easy it is to use! I'm a 58 year old woman and this saw was the reason I saved big $$'s by removing the trees myself!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Light Weight